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Laura Stone

Landscape Area as Site Modifier

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I would like an option for a landscape area to be a site modifier, much the same as the hardscape tool.  This would allow a true representation of excavations for a BIM project (often exiting ground will need to be excavated and replaced with new topsoil) and makes more logical sense to me than projecting onto a site model.  

 

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in Vectorworks 2021, you can make the landscape area 3D, and depending on the settings you choose, you can make the landscape area excavate the site model. 

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As Jonathan says, this is the case in Vectorworks 2021.

Here's a video in which I tell you all about it!

 

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Hi both and thanks for the replies.  

 

This works well if I want to add the landscape area to the site model 'as is' but for the site I'm working on I want the levels in the soft areas to be modified.  That means I have to do two exercises - one to add a separate site modifier to get the levels where I want them and then another to add the landscape area. In addition I've found that the landscape area needs to be refreshed to take on any modifications to the site model - but because there isn't a refresh button I had to switch between 3D display types to get it to update.

 

I really do think this would be a better tool if it worked in the same way as the hardscapes.  

 

Laura

 

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